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TCM Treatment | Oct 5, 2010 AM

TCM Therapeutic Principles

Therapeutic principles are the basis for guiding clinical practice. They include biao (branch) and ben (root), that is, the principle of treating a disease by analyzing both its root cause and sympto...

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Questioning

TCM Diagnostics | Oct 5, 2010 AM

TCM Diagnostic Method - Palpation

Diagnostic Methods Used in the TCM ExaminationThere are four examination methods: Questioning/history taking, inspection, auscultation (listening) & olfaction (smelling), and palpation. The four meth...

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Traditional Chinese medicine

TCM Diagnostics | Oct 5, 2010 AM

TCM Diagnostic Method - Listening & Smelling

Diagnostic Methods Used in the TCM ExaminationThere are four examination methods: Questioning/history taking, inspection, auscultation (listening) & olfaction (smelling), and palpation. The four meth...

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Traditional Chinese medicine

TCM Diagnostics | Oct 5, 2010 AM

TCM Diagnostic Method - Inspection

Diagnostic Methods Used in the TCM ExaminationThere are four examination methods: Questioning/history taking, inspection, auscultation (listening) & olfaction (smelling), and palpation. The four meth...

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TCM Diagnostics | Oct 5, 2010 AM

TCM Diagnostic Method - Questioning

Diagnostic Methods Used in the TCM ExaminationThere are four examination methods: Questioning/history taking, inspection, auscultation (listening) & olfaction (smelling), and palpation. The four meth...

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TCM Diagnostic Principles

TCM Diagnostics | Oct 5, 2010 AM

TCM Diagnostic Principles

What are TCM Diagnostic Methods?A Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctor assesses a person's state of health by collecting and analyzing clinical information on the basis of diagnostic methods. TC...

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Acupuncture Theories

Acupuncture | Oct 4, 2010 PM

Commenly Asked Questions Concerning Acupuncture

Q: What is acupunctureA: Acupuncture is a complex branch of ancient Chinese medicine that is based on principles developed in China over the past 2000 years. The foundation in which these principles ...

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Acupuncture | Oct 4, 2010 PM

The Benefits of Acupuncture And Its Role In Health Care

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE?Evidence from Modern Outcome StudiesGeneral improvements in health status have been observed in conjunction with acupuncture treatment. For example, a study of 76...

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Acupuncture | Oct 4, 2010 PM

Acupuncture Efficacy And Indications

Acupuncture has been continuously and widely used as a primary medical modality for over 2,500 years in the most populous civilization on earth (China and its sphere of East Asian cultural influence)...

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Acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture | Oct 4, 2010 PM

Commonly Used Acupuncture Points

In ancient times, the number of acupuncture points was established to be the same as the number of days in the year: 365. These points were mapped to 14 major meridian lines, one meridian for each of...

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Acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture | Oct 4, 2010 PM

Clinical practice of acupuncture

Most modern acupuncturists use disposable stainless steel needles of fine diameter (0.007 to 0.020 in (0.18 to 0.51 mm)), sterilized with ethylene oxide or by autoclave. These needles are far smaller...

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Acupuncture | Oct 4, 2010 PM

Mechanisms of Acupuncture Action

Several processes have been proposed to explain acupuncture's effects, primarily those on pain. Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to ...

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Acupuncture | Oct 4, 2010 PM

Scientific theories regarding acupuncture

Scientific studies have been conducted concerning the hypothesized principles underlying the proposed mechanism of action of acupuncture.Below are some of the theories on the studies:Nerve-reflex the...

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Acupuncture | Oct 4, 2010 PM

Modern Acupuncture Views

Acupuncture Modern ViewsWhen the human body was finally described in terms of cells, biochemicals, and specific structures (most of this accomplished less than 150 years ago), the Chinese method of a...

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Acupuncture Theories

Acupuncture | Oct 4, 2010 PM

Ancient Acupuncture Theories

The understanding of how acupuncture works has evolved with its practice, but the descriptions set down a thousand years ago have largely been retained. The dominant function of acupuncture is to reg...

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Acupuncture | Oct 4, 2010 PM

Chinese Acupuncture History

Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes. [1]The earliest written record of acupuncture is the Ch...

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TCM Theory | Oct 3, 2010 PM

The Eight Extra Channels

The eight extra channels are not directly linked to the major organ systems and only two of them have acupuncture points on them. The eight extra channels are: * Ren Mai - Conception vessel, * ...

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The Meridians

TCM Theory | Oct 3, 2010 PM

The Primary And Secondary Meridians

In traditional Chinese medicine theory, the meridians - or channels carry and distribute qi and blood to all parts of the body, connect the organs, limbs and joints.When this flow of vital energy is ...

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TCM Theory | Oct 3, 2010 PM

The Eight Principles

The Eight PrinciplesIn traditional Chinese medicines, the symptoms of illnesses are grouped based on eight principles (also known as the Eight Conditions).The eight princile symdromes are made up of ...

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TCM Theory | Oct 3, 2010 PM

Blood and The Body Fluids

The body fluids (such as Jing, Shen, and Jin-Ye), the qi and blood are the "fundamental substances" that are essential for life. They can be nourished by the use of herbs and are interrelated. e.g. ...

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